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Recent activities at the Tolkien Modding Community.

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The newsletter for April has not a lot of text but I am quite busy otherwise and still wanted to give a recap of April. And pictures are anyway telling more than words can ;)

Activity at modding

Age of the Ring

Syâr-Rhul, the Black Vizier
Black Númenórean Warriors
Lord of the GaladhrimA monstrous creature emerges from the sands of Haradwaith...
Pavillion of the Golden KingBolg of the North
Look, mister Frodo!

New mod, BFME Campaign Zoom Out v1.0

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Usual update at Power Of the Ring - Campaigns Of Middle Earth

Blue Wizard mod got renamed to Legends of the 3rd Age. Read full article about it here.

Moria's visual update is almost done!
Legends of the 3rd Age rises!

Wars of the Firstborn based on The Ridder Clan Mod uploaded a Mirkwood Soldier Giveaway and published article about Heavy Armour Visual Update.

New Mirkwood Trees

An Edain SubMod


Axe Throwers and Builder texture improvment
Guardiens texture improved

The Strategy and Tactics Submod got released. Read the release article here.

Mirkwood Base
Elvenking's Guard

Official trailer for Shadow and Flame got released, see it here.

Middle Earth at War got an article about the progress of the mod, read it here.

Nazgul Items
Nazgul Items
Nazgul Items

Update and some patches for Persistent Lord of the Rings (PLotR)

Fall of Barad-Dur

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Hotfix released for Divide and Conquer. Also some bigger changes at management worth mentioning, Arachir Galudirithon is no longer lead developer of the modding project:

It is with both relief and sadness that I am now able to announce that I am stepping down as the head of Divide and Conquer. The time has come for me to pass DaC onto someone who will do it justice in this new world of remasters but also to pass it to a team who have the energy and excitement to mod the game that I had back in July 2012 when I joined this mod.

My inactivity over the past year and my general lack of enthusiasm for any level of modding has served to harm DaC in ways I hadn't fully realised. When Rome I Remaster was announced, I began to think of the work it will take to port DaC to Med II remaster and I realised I didn't want to do it. I have grown jaded and bored of modding - what started as a passion now felt like a second job. It was time to step aside.

So it is with great excitement that I can announce that @Links has agreed to take on the role of DaC Secretary. The role of "leader" that I had held through necessity until now has been scrapped. The team will make decisions together, as we have always done, but the administrative duties that came with a leader role will pass to Links. He will also guide the team in general matters and have a final say in split votes. As such, if you have any questions about how to install DaC, you have a new person to message!

I will stay on with DaC but only as a background modder - more of a beta tester really - and I will continue to make YouTube content for DaC such as installation videos, developer diaries, let's plays and faction overviews.

My part in the future of DaC will now be a small one but I do look back with pride on where DaC has come.

Thank you all for your support over the years and for you gentle nudges when I have gone astray.

Here is to the future of DaC
Aras a Alph!

Silmarillion: Total War got a stand-alone-update, Nirnaeth Arnoediad.

Remastered Logo Previews
New logos for fingolfin and gondolin respectively
Scenario preview for the new patch
New Splash Screen
Morgoth Bauglir, the Black King

Castellan's Visual Enhancemets & Overhaul for Divide And Conquer published an article about Mod Progress, Release date, and Discord.

New Gundabad Guard model
WIP New Gundabad Guard textures

Total War: Rise of Mordor

The Black Serpent Rangers
Factions development progress. NUMBERS
Gate Wardens
The land of Mordor (work in progress)
Khandish Sentries by Ulter
Prince Imrahil of Dol Amroth (Helm) by Maeron
Arwen Undómiel by Maeron
Sentries and Outriders - Lorien Tier 1 concept by Edred

Last Alliance: Total War

[Video] Preview of Númenor army reskin
Númenorean Venturers
Númenorean Faithful of Golden King

Legends of Middle-Earth 5.0

LOTR Weapon and Armour Designs

Ered-Luin Mattock

Tolkien in games outside the modding area

The Ring Roleplay Project - TRRP published an article about the The Golden Woodlands.

The Golden Woodlands
Waterfall into the Great River

The Battle for Middle-Earth: Reforged published an article about their current progress, you can read it (and watch the video) here.

Rivendell lancers
Elven Stable
Elven Barracks
Wild Spider Lair concept art

Tolkien outside the gaming area

The winners of the Tolkien Society Awards 2021 got announced, take a look here.

Eärendil_Ardamírë Author

That's it for April 2021. Even if it contained less text than usual I hope it was a nice and informative overview for you about the happenings in the Tolkien Modding Community!

As always, should I have forgotten to show off the recent progress of some of your favourite mod teams, don't forget to comment about them. They will be mentioned then in the next news article. Feel also free to join the Tolkien Modding Community

Best regards,

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So many nice things!

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This was a quick read :D good job though ;)

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Eärendil_Ardamírë Author

I hope it will become a longer read again the next time ^^

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Damn, Arachir Galudirithon stepped down, I would have never known without this news post. Keep up the great work!

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He posted a video on his YouTube channel:

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Eärendil_Ardamírë Author

Thanks for linking the video! Somehow I haven't found it anymore yesterday and haven't had a lot of time to search for it again.

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Sure thing. Thank you for your article!

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Much new info. Thanks!

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Eärendil_Ardamírë Author

Always welcome :)

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